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John Rea

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John Rea

John Rea has been played on NTS shows including The Do!! You!!! Breakfast Show w/ Charlie Bones, with Coil The Hawser / Lord McDonald's first played on 24 June 2015.

Born in 1915 (some sources say 1922), John was the youngest of ten children. His six older brothers were all taught to play the fiddle by his father. However, as he was too small, his father had a dulcimer made by John's brother Alexander (a carpenter), using a borrowed dulcimer as a pattern, and that became John's instrument. This instrument was in turn used as the pattern for many other instruments made for other local…

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Coil The Hawser / Lord McDonald's
Sean McAloon, John Rea
Topic Records1976
Coil The Hawser / Lord McDonald's
Sean McAloon, John ReaTopic Records1976
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Blind Mary
Sean McAloon, John Rea
Topic Records1976
Blind Mary
Sean McAloon, John ReaTopic Records1976
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An Buachaill Caol Dubh / Drops Of Brandy
Sean McAloon, John Rea
Topic Records1976
An Buachaill Caol Dubh / Drops Of Brandy
Sean McAloon, John ReaTopic Records1976
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